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Re: Linux version of emacs on WinXP??

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Linux version of emacs on WinXP??
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:10:56 +0300

> From: "JS" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 23:12:56 +0200
> > Just so we get a chance to improve it, could you describe the shortcomings
> > you thought made it suck?
> Its a matter of taste and habbit I guess.
> [...]
> > There is indeed a cygwin version of Emacs available, which may mimic the
> > Unix-behavior better than the native w32 version.  I think if you install
> > cygwin (go to the cygwin site and follow the download/install signs) you'll
> > be offered to install other packages, among which you should be able to
> > choose Emacs.
> I have tried that version but it is far form the GNU version

Such laconic responses hardly give us any chance to help you find a
version of Emacs that would be more palatable to you.  How about if
you tell more, like what versions of the native and Cygwin build did
you try, or what are the most annoying problems with each one of them?
It could be that you just need to fetch a different distribution to get
what you want.

In any case, if the Cygwin build, which looks exactly like the
GNU/Linux one (because it's built with the same toolkits) is still not
suitable, I wonder what version do you use on GNU/Linux.  What does
that GNU/Linux version say if you type "M-x emacs-version RET"?  Was
it perhaps built with some specific toolkit?

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